CineScope Video Review: Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984)

In the mid-1980s, a new generation of filmmakers including Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou made a film that changed Chinese cinema irreversibly. This video essay explains what was so different and original about Yellow Earth, the film that gave rise to the so-called Chinese Fifth Generation.

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